Approaching Religion Through Story resources
Here are some resources created by Naomi Appleton and colleagues some years ago, which use stories as a way to open up discussion of key beliefs, values and traditions. They were originally posted here: http://www.storyandreligion.div.ed.ac.uk/schools/resources/
The resources are aimed at upper primary and early secondary school level, and are mapped onto aspects of the Scottish curriculum, though they should be helpful more broadly as well.
The website above also contains resources relating to Hinduism and Christianity, and some resources created by teachers suggesting ways to use stories in teaching activities, so do check it out.
Here are the resources relating to Buddhism – mostly jataka stories, hence the introductory document on jatakas too:
Stories from Buddhist traditions
Kisagotami and the Mustard Seed
Keywords: impermanence, suffering
The Fatalist King and the Divine Sage
Keywords: karma and rebirth
Values and Issues
The Story of Prince Vessantara
Prince Vessantara Images (Powerpoint)
Keywords: generosity, non-attachment
Keywords: generosity, self-sacrifice, compassion
Keywords: compassion, self-sacrifice, leadership
Whats It Tree Images (Powerpoint)
Keywords: impermanence, appearance vs reality, wisdom
Keywords: hypocrisy, appearance vs reality, wisdom, morality
Practices and Traditions
Keywords: meditation, determination
Keywords: renunciation, non-attachment, determination
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